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About the Art St. Louis XXXVI exhibit
On the photo is the entrance to the Art St. Louis gallery.
My piece in the exhibit
This bowl made by me is the second large scale ceramic piece in the Seafloor Archaeology” series held together by bolts. I was honored that an artwork of mine was juried into this exhibit. This is a 17-inch diameter bowl made out of ceramic pieces fastened together with bolts. My social media links are in the first paragraph of this post.
The exhibit statement read: “In the 27th century undersea archaeologists excavated a coastal settlement inundated in the 25th century by the rising sea level. The excavated artifacts reveal a culture that lost the knowledge to make ceramic item from clay. Thus, utilitarian and decorative ceramic items were made by assembling scavenged bisque fragments”.
Art Dialogue interview with exhibiting artists
Art Dialogue is the Blogspot-based blog of Art St. Louis. All artists exhibiting in the “Art St. Louis XXXVI, The Exhibition” show were given a chance to answer a set of questions prepared by Roxanne Phillips of Art St. Louis. My interview is in “series five”. The questions I answered included what inspires me, what is my preferred way to exhibit and sell my work, what do I have in my sketch book, what am I working on right now, and what motivates me to keep making art. The interview includes a good number of photographs of my artworks as well. You can find this blog post at this link.
These interviews are a great way to learn about the artists, in general. Maybe one question that could be added to the list is to ask the artist about the piece (technique, motivation, narrative, how is it a conversation starter) that is in the exhibit itself.